When NexGen Storage was acquired by Fusion-io, industry analysts scratched their heads and tried to figure out why the PCIe flash darling wanted them. But when flash maker SanDisk acquired Fusion-io, most assumed that was the end of ioControl (neÃ© NexGen). Then something odd happened last week: SanDisk announced a spin-out of the surviving, thriving NexGen Storage. John Spiers … [Read more...] about NexGen Storage is Back!
Data storage isn't as easy as it sounds, especially at enterprise or cloud scale. It's simple enough to read and write a bit of data, but much harder to build a system that scales to store petabytes. That's why I'm keenly focused on a new wave of storage systems built from the ground up for scaling! No More Monoliths Traditional storage arrays are integrated monoliths: A … [Read more...] about Scaling Storage Is Hard To Do
GreenBytes today introduced Solidarity, and all-SSD evolution of their HA-3000 dual controller storage array. Solidarity is a major move forward for GreenBytes and allows the veteran startup company to compete in the new solid-state storage market. It is a respectable entry in the “disk replacement” segment of the market, with a reasonable balance between price, features, and … [Read more...] about GreenBytes introduces Solidarity, an all-SSD storage array
HP stumbled mightily in 2011, and it had nothing to do with product or people. Even sales remained strong, though the PC business is changing. HP's mighty stumble was a crisis of confidence due to a chain of shenanigans at the very top. This culminated with the short reign of LÃ©o Apotheker, leaving HP to reassure the market of its strategy. HP And the Enterprise IT … [Read more...] about HP’s Mighty Stumble
Lots of my IT infrastructure management clients are talking about how the advent of Ethernet/IP and virtualization is changing the roles of storage, server, and network administrators. The evolution of the storage role in particular in enterprise IT organizations has been a topic of particular interest to me for a while: I definitely remember thinking about this as iSCSI and … [Read more...] about Changes in Technology Drive Changes in IT Organizations and Roles